antique fair

“A Stitch in Time” is the theme for the 2015 Scotland County Antique Fair which is being held August 26th thru August 29th on the Memphis Square and at the Scotland County Fairgrounds and Airport on Sunday, August 30th.

The Fair is offering a multitude of games, activities and entertainment including a display of Small Engine, Antique Toys, Quilts and Antique Tractors, a Baby Show, Antique Fair Tractor Pull, Car Show, Craft Booths and Sales, Street Dances, Kiddies Sanction Pedal Tractor Pull, the Country Showdown and Airplane Rides.

The Fair activities begin on Wednesday, August 26th with the Vespers Service at 6:00 p.m., followed by the SCR-1 Tiger Tailgate Party at 6:30 and at 7:30 p.m., the Country Showdown.

On Thursday, August 27th, the square will come to life as stands are set up, window displays will be available to view, food stands and Museums open and entries begin coming in. In the evening the crowning of the Antique Fair King and Queen will take place on the stage at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Baby Show, Crowning of Prince and Princess and the Bingo tent opens.  Country Time Band from Warsaw, IL will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. and a $100.00 raffle drawing is schedule at 10:00 p.m.

Food stands and vendors will be available all day Friday, August 28th.  At 5:00 p.m., there will be a Washer Tournament (with limited teams) sponsored by Helena.  Window display results will be announced at 5:30.  At 6:00 p.m. will be the Show Me Dog Club presentation and the Bingo tent opens.  Tractor and Small Engine judging takes place at 7:00 and at 8:00 p.m., the Midnight Blues Country Band will take the stage.  Another $100.00 raffle drawing will be held at 10:00 p.m.

The Fireman’s Breakfast at the Memphis Fire Station will start the day’s activities on Saturday, August 29th.  The 8th annual 5K, 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Scotland County Hospital will begin at 8:00 a.m.  The Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. with all food vendors and stands serving at the conclusion of the parade.

Saturday’s afternoon events include the Car Show starting at 12:30, a Kiddies Sanction Pedal Tractor Pull, on the east side of the square, at 1:00, A Cake Walk (sponsored by Farm Bureau) at 2:00, the Tractor Poker Run at 3:00 and Tractor Games (prizes by Farm Bureau) and bingo tent opens at 4:00.

That evening, the Trixx Band from Quincy, IL takes the music stage at 8:00 p.m. and the final raffle drawing for two $100.00 winners and the Quilt Raffle will take place at 10:00 p.m.

The final day of the Antique Fair, Sunday, August 30th, will start at the Scotland County Fairgrounds at 10:00 a.m. with the Antique Tractor Pull.  A Fly In Dinner with free will donation to the Pheasant Project will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Memphis Airport.  Airplane rides will be given all day.